cards, Techniques, Tutorials

5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 1!

Do you love the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper?  It is so fantastic isn’t it.  We buy it, look at it, stroke it – and then file it away for a special occasion.  Do you do that?

We have a wonderful Paper sale on at the moment to buy 3 and get one free.  More of that gorgeous paper to file away.  Well, this week we are going to get that paper out and use it (I would like to write that last sentence in capitals but you might not like me yelling at you). Each day this week I will bring you a different way to use that paper.  Remember the hashtag from a few months ago when I shared ways to use paper #usethatpaper  Well, let’s get on with it again this week.  Who is in?

For today’s card I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is not one available as the Buy 3 get one free promotion but it is so beautiful to use and probably one of those packs you have sitting there too special to use.

The idea for this card came from Jackie Bolhuis from klompenstampers.

This style of card works really well with beautiful prints on both sides of the paper.

HOW TO CUT YOUR PAPER

Firstly, cut your piece of Designer Series Paper just slightly smaller than your card base.  (Metric paper size would be 14.4cm x 10.1cm). The US card sizes are different to the South Pacific (and I think) Europe market, so I will just give you a general guide but if you cut your paper to about 1/8″ shorter on both sides to the front of your card base. Card base being 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ I think. On your short edge cut it vertically at the point about 2/3 the way across.  For metric measurements I cut it down at 7cm.

Take the Left hand strip, turn it 90′ anticlockwise and cut it approximately 2/3.  For metric, this was at 8.4cm.  Place it aside and it’s easier if you keep it in it’s position one above the other. Take your right hand strip that you had cut previously, turn it 90′ clockwise (so reverse direction) and cut it at 2/3.  For metric this would be at 8.4cm. Place it next to your previously cut pieces in their positions.

You should have 4 sections of different sizes.  With the bottom left piece flip that over.  For the top right piece flip that piece over. Adhere these pieces in position on your card base.

FINISH YOUR CARD

Decorate your card as you like. I had the decorative strip and the sentiment sitting on my desk from unused projects so it was good to be able to use these. The strip was cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper from the Petals and More Thinlits.  Shame you can’t see the sparkle from that. The sentiment is stamped with a greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and cut with a Framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I cut the decorative circle one in Petal Pink which is from the Stitched Labels Framelits also. It is hard to see but I also cut a small circle from Vellum from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

 

Come back tomorrow and each day this week as I bring you a different way to use your paper.  Thanks for visiting me today,

Jenny

 

 

 

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Videos

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #31 – DESIGNING THE PETAL PROMENADE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

I have a really fascinating video to share with you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #31.  I hear many people comment on the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Not only is it really lovely thickness but the prints are usually so beautiful – on both sides! The dilemma is which side to choose some times! 

I wonder if you have noticed though the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper?  It is really gorgeous paper.  The floral prints are actual photographs and then on the other side you have the lovely marble prints.

What do you think?

I have just come across a video of the design process to create this paper.  I think you will find it interesting.  I did anyway. 🙂

We do have some clever designers.   I had noticed it in the catalogue but I must admit, when I watched the video I had to go back and take another closer look.  I may just have to grab some of it too.

BTW: This is one of the paper packs that are on the Buy 3, Get one Free promotion for this month.  So even better.  Stop by in my store ->HEREto grab some. 

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Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Videos

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #6 – CHECK OUT THAT PAPER!

I am really excited about today’s video.  I was thinking about putting together a video showing the beautiful papers in the catalogue since we have that awesome special on this month.  I don’t think the catalogue shows off what beautiful papers they are.  BUT I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! and I thought you would love this so much more.  Check out these papers! Really they are just gorgeous and all these ones are on special this month for the Buy 3, get one Free!  How cool!

Watch the video!

What do you think??  How lovely are they and this showcases them so well.

I have been playing around with some of the papers recently.  I will be sharing them to you over the next couple of weeks but here is sneak peek for you.

These cards use the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP that you saw in the video.  This uses the Angle cut for the papers.  I will tell you more about that when I blog about these in the next day or two so stay tuned.

Thanks for visiting.  I do hope you enjoyed this one as I much as I did.  I was just so excited seeing all the beautiful prints.

Until next time,

Jenny

** Grab your Free pack of Designer Series Paper when you purchase 3 packs.  What will you choose? There are these and so many more.  See the previous post to see the details.